You can say that it remains a man’s world for Wonder Woman, as the United Nations decided to not unite with the fictional Amazonian warrior princess. According to Entertainment Weekly (EW), an online petition was signed by over 45,000 people to have the U.N. reconsider their decision in naming Wonder Woman as their honorary ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls.
The online petition illustrates that Wonder Woman is more of a sex symbol being stamped, packaged and sent for the United States of America rather than a symbol of sisterhood for all on the side of that is right and might for the old red-white-blue. Second? Wonder Woman is a representation of leather bondage and S&M with her wardrobe and lasso of truth.
Created in 1941 by William Moulton Marston, Wonder Woman is indeed the “World’s Finest” of female superheroes. Born and raised on Paradise Island, Princess Diana becomes their ambassador when she decides to enter the world of man to bring her message of peace, equality, compassion, hope, goodness, justice, and love against the forces of evil, corruption, and injustice. In doing so, EW named Wonder Woman as their most powerful superhero – with Marvel’s Spider-Man webbing in second, Batman brooding in third, and Superman taking flight in fourth. Advocating the community of women for women everywhere, Wonder Woman paved the way for many such as “The Bionic Woman”, “Xena: Warrior Princess”, “Buffy, the Vampire Slayer” and “Supergirl”.
Back in New York in mid-October, Lynda Carter and Gal Gadot – two generations of Wonder Woman – paid tribute to the heroine’s 75-year legacy when they attended the event at the United Nations Headquarters in celebrating Wonder Woman being named ambassador in honor of the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goal #5, whose mission is to “achieve global equality and empower all women and girls”.
Wonder Woman made her debut on the big screen this year with “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” with Gadot opposite Henry Cavill’s Man of Steel/Son of Krypton and Ben Affleck’s Son of Gotham/Bat of Gotham. Following next summer’s secret origins of “Wonder Woman”, Gadot will be involved in next fall’s secret origins of the “Justice League” alongside Affleck with Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as the Flash, and Ray Fisher as Cyborg.
You can also catch the legend of Lynda Carter as “Wonder Woman” with reruns every “Sci-Fi Saturday Night” on Me-TV.